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Privacy

The DHS Privacy Office is responsible for evaluating the Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing strategies to reduce the privacy impact.

  • DHS/FEMA/PIA-028 Mapping Information Platform (MIP)

    DHS/FEMA/PIA-028 Privacy Impact Assessment for the Mapping Information Platform (MIP)

  • DHS/ALL/PIA 043 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Talent Acquisition

    Talent Acquisition is a Federal Human Capital Business Function whereby federal agencies establish internal programs and procedures for attracting, recruiting, assessing, and selecting employees with the right skills and competencies in accordance with federal merit system principles. DHS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), which updates and replaces the previous DHS Hiring and On-Boarding PIA, because the systems that support Talent Acquisition collect, use, store, and transmit personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII).

  • FOIA Processing

    In general, the FOIA requires an agency to respond to FOIA requests within 20 business days after the office that maintains the responsive records receives the request. The business day response requirement is not necessarily the time frame for releasing responsive documents.

    The Department processes its requests by date of receipt at the proper office maintaining the required records on a first-in, first-out basis, except for exceptions outlined in the FOIA and the Department of Homeland Security FOIA implementing regulations.

  • Office of General Counsel, FOIA Reading Room Documents

    Frequently requested Office of General Counsel FOIA Documents